Posts Tagged ‘economic development administration’

Government Hostile to Accountability — and Whistleblowers

Wednesday October 9th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 10:27am PDT   •   0 Comments

Things are getting tougher for those who believe the federal government can trim spending. Consider the case of the Alaska-based Denali Commission, a 1998 project of Senator Ted Stevens aimed at helping rural Alaskans by building power plants and providing job training and health care. As the Washington Post noted, the Denali Commission, “became…
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Willful Waste and Destruction at the Economic Development Administration

Wednesday July 17th, 2013   •   Posted by K. Lloyd Billingsley at 8:50am PDT   •   1 Comment

It’s not clear how much economic development the federal Economic Development Administration, a division of the Commerce Department, actually produces. But the Commerce Department’s inspector general has some observations about the administration’s performance after a cyber attack that turned out to be bogus. “EDA’s persistent, mistaken beliefs resulted in an excessive response and ultimately…
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